International Education, Domestic Students

Volunteer Abroad

For many Manitobans, volunteering abroad is a rewarding experience that enriched their education program and their lives. Volunteer placements have become increasing popular in post-secondary education.

If you would like to participate in a volunteer placement as part of your education program, talk to department and find out if a volunteer program can be incorporated into your studies.

Additional information about volunteering abroad can be found of the Government of Canada’s webpage volunteering abroadexternal website

Volunteering abroad through non-governmental organizations is another way to gain international experience. There are a variety of programs that will suit your interests. The following selection of links will give you some idea of the work and volunteer opportunities that are available:

The Travel Smart App

The Government of Canada has released the Travel Smart App to provide Canadians going abroad with key travel information, including:

  • Travel advice and advisories for over 200 destinations worldwide
  • Emergency contact information for Canadian embassies and consulates abroad, and the 24-7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa
  • Access to the Government of Canada’s Registration of Canadians Abroad service to stay connected to Canada in case of an emergency at home or abroad
  • Continuously updated wait times at key Canada-U.S. border crossings
  • Quick access to’s social media accounts, where you can ask questions, share travel advice, and learn about travelling safely abroad

The Travel Smart App can be downloaded for free to your smart device through the App Store and Google Play. For more information, visit the Government of Canada’s Travel Smart App webpageexternal website

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